In July , Davis' fortunes improved considerably when he landed a last minute booking at the second annual Newport Jazz Festival on July 17, with a line-up of Monk, Heath, drummer Connie Kay, and horn players Zoot Sims and Gerry. Miles Davis & John Coltrane Order 2LP. Focuses on the final chapter in the landmark collaboration between Davis and saxophonist John Coltrane: their last live performances together; Recorded in support of Kind of Blue, the best-selling jazz album of all time; 4CD set includes concerts recorded in Paris, Copenhagen and. Monk was a gentle person, gentle and beautiful, but he was strong as an ox. And if I had ever said something about punching Monk out in front of his face – and I never did – then somebody should have just come and got me and taken me to the madhouse, because Monk could have just picked my little ass up and thrown .
Miles Davis was the personification of restless spirit, always pushing himself and his music into uncharted territory. He was an innovative lightning rod for musicians from all genres -- particularly the brightest young players. Davis created some of the 20th Century's most challenging and influential music. 19 Jan Nine-time Grammy Award winner Miles Davis revolutionized jazz as a musician, bandleader and composer. Read more about his life and career, at Biography. com. Miles Davis, in full Miles Dewey Davis III, (born May 26, , Alton, Ill., U.S.— died Sept. 28, , Santa Monica, Calif.), American jazz musician, a great trumpeter who as a bandleader and composer was one of the major influences on the art from the late s.
28 Sep He revolutionized jazz several times and dabbled in many other musical genres. In honor of the 25th anniversary of trumpet legend Miles Davis' death, here is a look back at the mark he left on music.